Gabby Petito's date of death narrowed down as sniffer dogs try to smell out Brian Laundrie

GABBY Petito's date of death has been narrowed down as sniffer dogs try to smell out her missing fiancé Brian Laundrie.

The FBI has said it is now looking to speak with anyone who may have seen the vlogger at Spread Creek – where her body was found – between the dates of August 27 and 30.


In a statement, agents said: "The FBI…seek assistance from anyone who utilized the Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area between the dates of August 27-30, 2021, and who may have had contact with Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito or may have seen her vehicle."

Gabby was last seen spotted leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 24.

She sent a final text to her mom on August 30, claiming: "No service in Yosemite." But her family have cast doubt on whether that message had actually been sent by Gabby.

UNDERWATER RECOVERY TEAM

It comes as an underwater recovery team has reportedly been called to the Carlton Nature Reserve in the hunt for Gabby's missing fiance Brian Laundrie.

And Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook: "K9 Copper and K9 handler DFC Steven Sella, as well as Agricultural and Environmental deputies are currently assisting @northportpd in the search for brianlaundrie."

He remains missing after returning to his home in North Port, Florida on September 1 without Gabby.

Police, FBI agents, and K9s started searching the 24,000-acre nature reserve during the weekend without success.

However, on Wednesday divers with an underwater recovery team were called to the reserve, Sarasota Sheriff’s Office told a local reporter.

Read our Gabby Petito live blog for the very latest news and updates…

It comes as internet sleuths are peddling a wild conspiracy that Laundrie may be hiding on a boat to evade police.

The theory, which is gaining traction on Twitter, appears to be born out from an unfounded claim that Laundrie went live on Instagram for a matter of seconds on Monday.

SEARCH GOES ON

Laundrie and Gabby were roughly two months into a four-month adventure when Laundrie returned to his Florida home with their van on September 1.

The transit was found parked outside Laundrie's parents' home, where he and Petito had lived for the past two years.

Following his return to Florida, Laundrie was later reported missing by his family after allegedly telling them that he was going to take a hike in the Mabry Carlton Reserve.

Laundrie's parents said that they drove his car home from a Florida wildlife reserve after he "failed to return from a hike" – days before they reported him missing.

'CRIME SCENE'

On Monday, cops searched the home of Laundrie and bundled his parents into a police van after declaring the area a "crime scene."

The FBI announced a "search warrant" twice before they removed Chris and Roberta Laundrie from the home. The parents were placed in a van on their lawn.

Police also towed away Laundrie's silver Mustang from his parents' home.

It's believed that Laundrie may have driven the Mustang when he allegedly went for a hike in a 25,000 acre nature reserve in the Sarasota area on Tuesday, the last time his family says they saw him.

AUTOPSY REPORT

Laundrie's parents reportedly told police they realized Brian hadn't come back from his hike "on Wednesday or Thursday," and that's when they went to pick up the Mustang and drove it back to their home.

When asked by local reporter Brian Entin if Laundrie's parents could be leading them in the wrong direction, police said they are "working to corroborate their story."

"They did not say 'we believe the parents or we know for sure that Brian was hiking in this reserve'," shared Entin.

A preliminary autopsy report on Tuesday identified Gabby's body and her death was reported as a homicide.


Gabby Petito timeline

Gabby Petito, 22, was last seen on August 24, leaving a hotel in Utah. Here is a timeline of Gabby Petito’s disappearance:

  • June 2021 – Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie set off on a cross-country trip across the US.
  • July 4 – Gabby posts photos of herself barefoot in Gove County, Kansas.
  • July 8 – Gabby posts photos of herself at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
  • July 18 – Gabby and Brian post photos of themselves at Utah's Zion National Park.
  • August 12 – Body camera footage was released in September showing an encounter Brian and Gabby had with police in Utah. Police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.
  • August 19 – Gabby and Brian post a video on their YouTube channel chronicling their trip. The video receives more than 200,000 views.
  • August 24 – Gabby is last spotted leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • September 1 – Brian returns home to Florida without Gabby.
  • September 11 – Gabby's parents report her missing to Suffolk County police.
  • September 15 – Florida's North Port police announce Brian is a person of interest in the case. He is not charged with any crime.
  • September 16 – Utah police release body camera footage of the police encounter with Brian and Gabby.
  • September 17 – Brian's parents say they have not seen their son in a couple of days.
  • September 18 – Police announce they were searching Carlton Reserve in Florida for Brian. Police announce they have not found anything.
  • September 19 – Authorities in Wyoming say they found a body in Grand Teton National Park. The FBI announces the body was believed to be Gabby's but a full forensic identification needs to be completed first to confirm.
  • September 20 – Police execute a search warrant on Laundrie's home, seizing his silver Mustang and a hard drive that may contain "evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed."
  • September 21 – Officials announce they will be conducting an autopsy on the remains found in Wyoming to confirm whether or not they belong to Gabby. Police also resumed their search for Laundrie, this time on the Venice side of Carlton Reserve.
  • September 21 – The FBI announced the body found in Wyoming was identified as Gabby's. The cause of death was not yet revealed.
  • September 21 – The Teton County Coroner's office said Gabby's official cause of death was still pending but the initial manner of death is homicide.

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